Locker master keys
It’s true that some suppliers are happy to sell locker master keys direct to the end user online without any security checks. We strongly believe this is bad practice and can compromise the security of your lockers. This is why we don’t offer master keys for sale online in our shop and anyone who calls us has to provide evidence of authority in their organisation.
This is something we feel very strongly about and we hope that other suppliers follow suit. When you call us to order we promise not to give you the Spanish Inquisition and as soon as we confirm your identity we will despatch your master key by the next working day.
Always putting our customers first…..
When planning for your new lockers it is vitally important that you choose the right places to put them or you could be in for extensive damage and high repair costs after a short time.
The key is simply to position lockers in light areas with high foot traffic. Alcoves and out of sight areas may seem a great idea at the time but this makes them extremely vulnerable to vandalism and theft.
Placing lockers near to CCTV cameras or even placing fake units nearby can act as a great and inexpensive deterrent.
When installing lockers inside changing rooms, customers often install a sign, warning theives and vandals of the consequences of their actions. This, again has worked in reducing crime in some cases. Metal lockers are not keen on the elements and we would strongly advise against installing them outside even in shelters, as any form of moisture can cause oxidation (rusting) in a surprisingly short time. Evidence of this can be found on our case studies page at Oakgrove School. Once your lockers have been installed, the best advice we can give you is to keep on top of routine maintenance such as replacing locks and damaged doors. Any locker damage not repaired, can quickly lead to more damage and before you know it, completely new lockers are needed. If you need help with any aspect of locker placement or maintenance, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team on 01953 454643 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see some of our previous work by visiting our case studies page
When buying lockers for younger children of primary school age there are different things to take into account. Firstly, are the lockers for key stage one or key stage two. If they are for children in KS1 then you need to be looking for lockers which are lower in height than standard. Our range of modular lockers are great for this as they can be stacked and bolted together to make fun shapes. Standard height lockers can be used for KS2 children ast they will be tall enough and these will prepare them for using larger lockers when they reach secondary school.
Most primary schools won’t want to give children of any key stage the responsibility of looking after a key so our advice is to use a large hasp lock which acts as a turn handle. Some locker companies may supply you with hasp locks which can be fiddly and difficult for younger children to operate.
Go crazy with colour. There is nothing more dull than a room for of grey lockers. Any decent locker company will work with you to create a unique look which really enhances the space.
Finally, Make sure your locker company works with you right through the process to ensure you get exactly what you want and don’t compromise.
At Lockertek we are specialists in all types of school lockers and we have vast experience in bringing primary school projects in on time and normally under budget.
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